Thomas Hooke of England
Thomas Hooke and Eden his wife had two sons, Henry and Thomas,
and very probably another son, William, who lived near London in 1563. Henry
Hooke married a daughter of a Mr. Payton of County Surrey and became the
progenitor of the Bramshott Hookes. Thomas was knighted and became Governor of
the Poor Knights of Windsor and left many descendants.
Henry Hooke had a son John Hooke who became Lord of the Manor of Bramshott. He
married Barbara Rouse, daughter of Richard Rouse who descended from John
Bramshott, whose pedigree is clear as far back as 1194 A. D. Prior to his
marriage to Barbara Rouse, John Hooke was Lord of the Manor of Chiltelee and
owner of lands near Kingsley near Ludshott. In October, 1600, he confirmed the
family Coat of Arms shown elsewhere in this volume, which has assisted in
showing kinship between the many Hooke families of this and later times. John
Hooke died in 1613 and a brass memorial in memory of him may still be seen on
the chancel wall of the old manor church. His children were eight in number as
(1) Henry Hooke, second Lord of the Bramshott Manor. He m.
Margaret, dau. of Cuthbert Lyne. He d. in 1640. Of issue; John Hooke, b. 1605;
d. 1685; m. Grissell, dau. of Sir Francis Clarke of Hitcham of County Bucks. He
was Privy Counsellor to Charles I and High Sheriff in 1649. He held the Manor of
Bramshott until his death when his son, Henry Hooke, the fourth Lord, took it
over and retained it until 1691 when John Whitehead took his place. Other
children of Henry and Margaret Lyne Hooke were:
(1) Henry, who was a merchant in London and d. in 1634.
(2) Francis, of Chichester, who m Anne Shortred, dau. of William Shortred and
widow of Richard Aleyne.
(2) Anne Hooke, m. 1604, John Pym, the celebrated
(3) Barbara Hooke, m. Edward Falkner.
(4) Jane Hooke, m. 1st, Edward Deering; 2d, Nicholas Withers.
(5) Mary Hooke.
(6) Francis Hooke, d. in Virginia, 1638. Was a Captain in one of King's Ships
and was appointed Commandant of Fort Point Comfort by Governor Harvey of
Virginia in 1635. He was one of the Governor's Chief Counsellors. He was granted
a large quarter of land in Virginia.
(7-8) Two children, names not known.
Children and descendants of Sir Thomas Hooke-Governor of the Poor Knights of
Windsor, four as follows:
(1) Henry Hooke, Archdeacon of York. Of issue: Benjamin Hooke.
(2) Tobias Hooke of London.
(3) Ellen Hooke, m. Thomas Greenfield of Chichester.
(4) Benjamin Hooke, Alderman of Chichester, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edmund
Manning, Alderman of Chichester. Of issue seven as follows:
(1) Elizabeth Hooke.
(2) Susan, d. young.
(4) Francis Hooke, 1st son.
(5) Edward Hooke, 2d son, merchant of London, grocer, 1634; m. Margaret, dau.
of Roger Rowley of London, clothmaker.
(6) John Hook, of London, 3d son, m. Mary, dau. of Robert Proffet of London, a
(7) Thomas Hooke, 4th son, M. A., of Pembroke Hall.